Retired Generals Say Junk Food An Issue Of National Security

from What do french fries and cokes, candy bars and the school cafeteria have to do with national security? According to a group of 300 retired admirals and generals called Mission: Readiness, three-quarters of Americans aged 17 through 24 are not capable of serving in the military, many of them because of weight. The people at Mission: Readiness believe the meals American schools serve their children are a major culprit. “We cannot succeed in teaching our children to eat healthier foods while selling them 400 billion junk food calories in our schools every year,” a Mission: Readiness study called “Still Too Fat to Fight” says. According to the study, a quarter of young adults in this country would be ineligible to serve in the military due to being overweight.

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